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Jets could be covering up

Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Are you wondering about Nnamdi Asomugha possibly going to the New York Jets, even with Darrelle Revis already there? Pop in the Green Bay Packers playoff run tapes and you won't be.

If the Jets sign Asomugha, even to a huge deal that would make him the highest-paid defensive player, it is the right thing to do.

Yes, even with Revis.

As the Packers showed on their run to the Super Bowl victory, when you have great cover players in the back end, there are so many things you can do on defense that will make your unit tough to beat.

If Asomugha were to join Revis, with second-year player Kyle Wilson as the third corner, the Jets will be able to do whatever they want on the back end. They will have two premier man-cover corners in a league where most teams don't have one.

The Packers had two premier cover players last season in Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson. They also had a young player like Wilson in Sam Shields who showed he was more than capable of playing man-to-man in the secondary.

With Woodson and Williams blanketing receivers, and Shields contributing with this raw speed, the Packers locked down their opponents in the postseason run.

This is a passing league now. Corners are more valuable than ever.

Asomugha to the Jets would be a great move for Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:34 am

Jets could be covering up

For all those worried about the Jets spending too much on Asomugha.....he's openly stated he would take LESS money to play for the Jets and wouldn't mind being the 2nd highest paid corner behind Revis. He WANTS to play for the Jets. I say we give him his shot. :)

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:53 am

Jets could be covering up

Hpw about and edge pass rusher, I would like to sack the quarterback once in awhile.  Lets go Jets.

Since: May 6, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:51 am

Jets could be covering up

Concerns and Desires.

Desire.  I want him.  The idea of having Nnamdi covering one-on-one with Revis covering one-on-one with the rest of the team not worried about the top 2 WR's is mouth watering.  Taking away a team's first and second best targets on offense is wonderfully cruel.

Concern.  Obviously he'll eat a good chunk of the cap (though not the 20 million some think), but beyond that... the Jets had the #1 pass defense in the NFL with a healthy Revis and Dwight Lowery / Lito Sheppard at CB 2 years ago, and last year the Jets had a top 5 pass D with an injured Revis who missed a lot of time and Antonio Cromartie.  The money doesn't bother me as much as the thought of not actually needing him does.  If a healthy Revis and a couple of guys who shouldn't even be Nickel CB's can be the #1 pass D in the NFL, we don't exactly need a 2nd top tier CB, do we?

Desire. Another benefit of Asomugha is that it will give the Jets a great safety net should Revis decide he wants to hold out again.  If Revis wants to hold out the Jets can go "fine, we have Nnamdi, so... see ya when we see ya!".  This works for injuries too.  Like I said above, an injured Revis obviously hinders the Jets' pass D, but if Revis goes down and we can revert to Asomugha + others then we are fine. 

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:52 pm

Jets could be covering up

No way in hell do we want to make this deal, we took the hard line with Revis last year and have been telling him that he is the best and 1 year later we sign Asomugha and make him the highest paid defensive player in the league.  Sounds  good on paper but it will blow up in our faces, Revis maybe a great DB but his ego is fragile, and he probably would not understand why he had to hold out to get his money and we just walk up to Asomugha and offer him the world, bad idea.

A better idea is to pay Cromatie some more money and spend the difference on better debt at Safety, anything else has the potential to destroy our locker room and will make Revis a disgruntled DB who will walk as soon as the opportunity presents itself.  

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Jets could be covering up

This would be a fantastic move for the Jets. Go get em Mike!

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